"Can You Hear The Dawn Break?" from Dust

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"Can You Hear The Dawn Break?" from Dust

#1 Post by Nickname » Fri 23 Mar 2012, 4:50 pm

We have never listened to this song and it was the most popular of Neil's group called "Dust".

Do you know some more info about this song?. It's strange because we've never listened how this group "Dust" sounded and the song looked like it was particuarly good..

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#2 Post by Drico One » Fri 23 Mar 2012, 7:46 pm

From what I can gather, Dust was some dreary 1970s collective showcasing some of Neil's least appealing traits. His early singer-songwritery stuff was horribly earnest and, to me, utterly tedious - the kind of trash that Pet Shop Boys railed against. Actually, I think it was Chris that brought the greatness out in Neil. He seemed to inject playfulness into his songwriting, so much so that even apparent dross like Bubadubadubadum and Oh Dear herald elements of classic Pet Shop Boys songwriting in their use of wit and humour.

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Re: "Can You Hear The Dawn Break?" from Dust

#3 Post by Sandy Shaw » Fri 23 Mar 2012, 8:52 pm

Literally calls the song ''preposterous''!
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#4 Post by leesmapman » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10:40 pm

I'm bringing up this old topic because I came across this interview from 2003 at the Graham Norton Show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMnF452inXA

At 3:30, Neil mentions Dust and then he says "we did a session for Radio Newcastle". Could this mean some of the songs have been broadcast on radio?

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#5 Post by Sandy Shaw » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10:48 pm

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#6 Post by leesmapman » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10:53 pm

Well, get onto it then! Post-haste!

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#7 Post by TG » Wed 19 Feb 2020, 10:02 pm

leesmapman wrote:
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10:40 pm
I'm bringing up this old topic because I came across this interview from 2003 at the Graham Norton Show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMnF452inXA

At 3:30, Neil mentions Dust and then he says "we did a session for Radio Newcastle". Could this mean some of the songs have been broadcast on radio?
Yes Neil wrote a pet text about it

https://www.petshopboys.co.uk/pet-texts ... il?archive
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Re: "Can You Hear The Dawn Break?" from Dust

#8 Post by telys » Wed 19 Feb 2020, 10:22 pm

Wow, haven't seen this pettext. This music must be released to the public somehow. This also means Neil's career spans another ten years. Neil was 17 at the time. Imagine him being the leader of a folk ban in the 70's before reinventing himself as a pop/disco singer in the '80s, a gay icon in the 90's, a musical writer in the '00, a ballet composer in the '10s and a who knows what in the 20's.

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